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Former Monastery Of San Giuliano in Bonate Sotto, Italy by CN10 architetti

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: CN10 architetti

Restoration of the medieval apse and
rennovation of the external area.

The actual building of the former church of San Giuliano is what remains of a large and important settlement already documented in 774 A.D.
Together with the Basilica of S. Giulia, it is an important example of early medieval architecture in the territory south of the city of Bergamo. The settlement was born to manage and control the large possessions of the wealthy lombard families. During the XII century it became the site of a female Benedictine monastery, in this period the settlement lived one of its richest and most important moments, in which begin the reconstruction of the church in the Romanesque style.

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

Image Courtesy © Gianluca Gelmini

  • Architects: CN10 architetti
  • Project: Former Monastery Of San Giuliano
  • Location: Bonate sotto (bergamo), Italy
  • Photography: Gianluca Gelmini
  • Client: Municipality of bonate sotto, private client
  • Dimension: 200 mq
  • Years: 2005-2016

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Apfel Hotel in Saltaus, Italy by noa* network of architecture

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: noa* network of architecture 

It is all about the apple in the ‘Apfelhotel Torgglerhof’ in Saltaus in the Passiria Valley in Northern Italy. The agricultural farm and the hotel extend on 3 buildings and form the farm ensemble – surrounded by numerous apple trees and nature. For noa* network of architecture the starting point and key element of the design was the circle of the apple throughout the year: bloom, harvest, refinement and repose period.

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

Image Courtesy © noa* network of architecture

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Drink Me in Castellanza, Italy by Nicola G Design

Thursday, August 4th, 2016

Article source: Nicola G Design

Nicola Ghilardi meets his friend Alessandro, returning in Italy after a demanding and intense barman experience in some London pubs and dreaming about opening his own pub in Italy, to be able to propose his cocktails, his beers, his burgers & eggs and his Tea-Time…. and he’s dreaming, dreaming, dreaming And, suddenly, it breaks out the Mad Hatter, the architect character, creating a magic potion Challenges. The Mad Hatter Architect catches sight of Alice, fallen in the White Rabbit hole, drinking the “DRINK ME” magic potion…. and here is where all the magic to create a fantastic place, where anything could happen, any spell could become reality. The design is based on the idea of revisiting a traditional old English pub and, by sprinkling it with the magical powder, transform it in the Wonderland, where to meet Alice and her friends. The final result places the customer sipping a drink, totally absorbed by the fairy tale, sailing between rabbits, grass walls, huge clocks and teapot-shaped lamps, yet in a typical Old London pub atmosphere, standing at the Victorian bar, shedding a multicoloured light illuminating his astonished face while, enchanted, he’s looking at the Union Jack suspended in the trees.

Image Courtesy © Nicola G Design

Image Courtesy © Nicola G Design

  • Architects: Nicola G Design
  • Project: Drink Me
  • Location: Castellanza (VA), Italy

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Private House in Val Tidone, Italy by Park Associati

Wednesday, August 3rd, 2016

Article source: Park Associati

This house is situated in the foothills of the Val Tidone, in the Piacentine countryside. Conceived as a contemporary interpretation of the traditional ‘cascina’ and barns typical of the area – reflected in the materials and proportions – it presents itself as a modern design, free from nostalgic elements.

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

Image Courtesy © Park Associati

  • Architects: Park Associati
  • Project: Private House
  • Location: Val Tidone, Italy
  • Project team: Michele Rossi, Claudio Brandão
  • Interior design: Lisa Farmer

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Motorino Checkpoint in Rome, Italy by JGCH Javier Galindo

Tuesday, August 2nd, 2016

Article source: JGCH Javier Galindo

The Motorino Checkpoint proposal is efficiently rigorous as well as conceptually poetic and playful. It not only reflects the demands of the program but it is also engages in a dialogue with its context and while doing so, hopes to convey the fun and playful aspects of riding a motorino in Rome.

Image Courtesy © JGCH Javier Galindo

Image Courtesy © JGCH Javier Galindo

  • Architects: JGCH Javier Galindo
  • Project: Motorino Checkpoint
  • Location: Rome, Italy
  • Status:  Competition

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La casa della zia in Bergamo, Italy by dep studio

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: dep studio

The project concerns the restructuring of three independent units positioned in the historic center of Sarnico joined by a common architectural approach: the stone walls were recovered by freeing them from the plaster layer that covered and new architectural elements are perfectly identifiable with respect to pre-existing but with them they relate without conflict.

Image Courtesy © dep studio

Image Courtesy © dep studio

  • Architects: dep studio
  • Project: La casa della zia
  • Location: Bergamo, Italy

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Ferrari Headquarters And Research Centre in Modena, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Friday, July 29th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas 

The area lies at the heart of the industrial complex Ferrari in Maranello.

The center, located between the Wind Tunnel and the building of the engineering sector, represents the predominant image of Ferrari SpA. This building houses the offices of the technical direction of Ferrari.

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

Image Courtesy © Ramon Prat

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Ferrari Headquarters And Research Centre
  • Location: Via Abetone Inferiore 4, Maranello, Modena, Italy
  • Photography: Maurizio Marcato and Ramon Prat
  • Client: Ferrari SpA
  • General Contractor: Cogei Costruzioni SpA, Bologna
  • Structures: Ing. Gilberto Sarti, Rimini
  • Engineering: AI Engineering, Torino
  • Cost: 14,000,000 Euros
  • Area: 17,000 sq. m.
  • Period: 2001-2004

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Light Loft in Milan, Italy by LPzR architetti associati

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: LPzR architetti associati

The building is located in Milan (Italy), close to a well known shopping district.

It is a typical sixties warehouse, placed in a courtyard.

The project is about the complete restyling and refurbishing of the ground floor of the building.

Image Courtesy © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

Image Courtesy © Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria

  • Architects: LPzR architetti associati
  • Project: Light Loft
  • Location: via Marghera 32 – Milano, Italy
  • Photography: Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Software used: AutoCAD and Rhinoceros
  • Client: MD Group
  • Head designer: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria (LPzR architetti associati)
  • Design group: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria, Federico Reyneri, Chiara Pranzo-Zaccaria, Luca Gobbo
  • Construction supervisor: Gabriele Pranzo-Zaccaria
  • Structural engineering: Nicola Boreatti
  • Main contractor: NICA costruzioni s.r.l.
  • Consistenza: 5 apartments
  • Gross area: 500 mq
  • Completion date: 2006 – 2009

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Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building in Rome, Italy by Studio Fuksas

Wednesday, July 27th, 2016

Article source: Studio Fuksas

A new architecture redefines the urban landscape of Rome historic centre according to contemporary taste. It’s the steel and glass «Lantern» of the “Ex Unione Militare” building, situated between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, that crosses the four floors of the building from the ground-floor up to the panoramic terrace with a view of the dome of the Basilica of Saint Ambrose and Carlo al Corso.

Image Courtesy © ORCH

Image Courtesy © ORCH

  • Architects: Studio Fuksas (Massimiliano and Doriana Fuksas)
  • Project: Refurbishment of the Ex “Unione Militare” building
  • Location: Rome, at the corner between Via del Corso and Via Tomacelli, Italy
  • Photography: Gianni Basso and ORCH
  • General Contractor: CEV SpA – Costruzioni Edilizie Vendramin
  • Engineering: Tecnobrevetti srl, Esa engineering
  • “Lantern” Structure: Sthalbau Pichler
  • Lighting: Speirs & Major Associates
  • Area: 6.116 sq.m, 4 floors
  • Period: 2008 – 2013

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Torre Del Borgo in Villa d’Adda, Italy by CN10architetti

Sunday, July 24th, 2016

Article source: CN10architetti

Torre del Borgo is one of the most famous fortified buildings in the history of Bergamo. The powerful and accurate quality of the medieval walls, the integrity of the fortified structure, the central position in the village, give to this artifact the most complete sense of monument. The restoration project has dealt with different aspects that conditioned the conservation, the use and the valorisation of the building: the structural instability of the walls and floors, the lack of an adequate system of connection between plans, the total absence of plant networks, degradation and precariousness of internal and external stone facings, lack of windows and adequate interior finishes, on floors and walls. The entire work has developed pursuing a dual purpose, first identifying solutions to the problems of degradation, second offering an architectonic and functional reinterpretation of the building. The project is designed to be made into two functional lots of action: with the completion of Lot 1, are now fully accessible the four halls of the central tower and the spaces of the new building C intended to services and distribution. An important intervention is certainly the inclusion of the new system of ramps and walkways, made entirely with an iron structure, which is articulated between the spaces of the central tower and the new building, connecting the various levels of the complex. Lot 2 will include the redevelopment of public space in Piazza del Borgo with the creation of a large area covered and protected to the road, in direct continuity with the new pavement of the square. With the completion of the restoration project, Torre del Borgo will be able to accomodate the Public Library of Villa d’Adda.

Image Courtesy © CN10architetti

Image Courtesy © CN10architetti

  • Architects: CN10architetti
  • Project: Torre Del Borgo
  • Location: Via del Borgo, Villa d’Adda (Bergamo), Italy
  • Client: Municipality of Villa d’Adda
  • Area: 350 sqm
  • Years: 2013-2015

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